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Volunteer with APS

Make a difference in your school and community through advocacy/advisory capacities, instructional support, and support services.

Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 340 West Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 855-5262
Fax: (505) 855-9877

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Making A Difference

Thank you for volunteering your time and talents with the students at Albuquerque Public Schools and have fun! Each school has varying needs; volunteers act as tutors/mentors and provide assistance to schools in many ways, including:

  • Advocacy/Advisory: Serving on committees or task forces; advising on special projects; consulting on certain issues.
  • Instructional Support: Curriculum and classroom-related activities; motivational programs; materials and program development; enrichment programs.
  • Support Services: Cafeteria, health, clerical, instructional materials, and audiovisual services.


Status of Your Clearance Application

If you have questions regarding the status of your volunteer background clearance applications please contact Albuquerque Public Schools Finger Printing and Background Checks by phone at 505-884-6398.

Online Application Technical Issues

If you are having difficulty logging into your application or if you need to change your login or password or you need assistance with the online application please contact APS Applicant Processing for technical assistance by phone at 505-889-4820.

Why Volunteer?


We value family and community engagement in school activities and believe that volunteer involvement can have a positive impact on a child’s education. The goals of a school volunteer program are to:

  • Increase family engagement in public education
  • Encourage schools to use other pools of volunteers including students, senior citizens, service clubs and businesses
  • Provide assistance to classroom teachers and other educators
  • Improve communication between the schools and the communities they serve.

Background Clearance

While encouraging parent participation, we must also consider the safety of every child in the district by requiring a background check from volunteers prior to any volunteer activity at any APS school. APS background checks are valid for 2 years.

The background check will be conducted based on information obtained within the online application and takes 5 to 7 business days to process. Clearance decisions may take longer for those in which any instance is revealed on the background check.

The APS volunteer application is for all APS schools excluding APS and state-chartered schools. All charter (APS and state-chartered) school volunteers should inquire about volunteer opportunities directly with their charter school.

Please click on VOLUNTEER NOW below to create a NEW USER account, register, click on Add New Application and click on Volunteer.  Complete entire application, proceed to Paypal for payment, you will be emailed a reference number, go back to Background Check Payment page on volunteer application to enter number, save and submit. You will be emailed that application was submitted. Also see Step By Step Volunteer Application Process below

Volunteer Volunteer Now



Volunteer Information

Please review the following information before you volunteer at school. These documents have been developed to help make your experience as valuable as possible.

These documents are available in alternative formats upon request. Please contact the Volunteer Office by phone at 505-855-5267 or by .

Review before Volunteering

Step by Step Volunteer Application Process

Revisions Pending

Proceso detallado de solicitud voluntaria paso a paso

Volunteer Programs FAQs

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Preguntas sobre los programas para voluntaries

Revisiones pendientes

Volunteer Policy Guidance for Parents

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Pautas de la política de voluntarios

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Field Trip Information 

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Excursiones educativas información

Revisiones pendientes


If you are an undocumented parent wishing to volunteer, please contact the Background and Fingerprinting Department for assistance or Sandra Villela at